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country that may be on the verge of you becoming the saudi arabia of south america thanks to lithium. >>> and in italy. the government wants to know why that country's food staple costs so much. could someone be fixing the price of pasta? tonight we noodle it over. >>> from the different perspectives of reporters and analysts from around the globe, this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. thank you for joining us. it was just what haiti not the need. one of the most powerful aftershocks since the devastating earthquake that hit that country eight days ago. today's aftershock had a magnitude of 5.9. it rumbled through the ruined capital port-au-prince for 15 or 20 uneasy seconds. stephan bachenheimer of our german partner describes what it felt like. >> well, i woke up this morning just a minute or two a
america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge, thank you for joining us. it was an attack so damaging that one former intelligence official described it as the cia's pearl harbor. we're talking about the suicide bombing yesterday that killed eight americans, some of them cia employees. today a spokesman for the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. saying a bomber entered the base last night and blew himself up. it was the worst loss for the cia since the war there began more than eight years ago. yesterday's attack took place at a remote outpost known as chapman in the province of khost, along the border with pakistan. this evening the associated press is reporting that the suicide bomber was invited on to the base by americans. according to a former senior intelligence official, the man was being courted as an informants and it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp. he was reportedly not searched. much of the cia's efforts in that region including drone attacks had been focused on the
be on the ver of becoming the saudi arab of south america thanks to lithium. >>> and in italy. the government wants to know w that country's food staplecosts much. could someone be fixing the price of past tonight we ndle it over. >>> om the different perspectives of reporters an analysts from arnd the globe, this is "worldfocu" majosupport has been provided by rosald p. walter and the peter g.eterson foundation, dedited to promoting fiscal responbility and addressing key economic cllenges facing america's futu. and additial funding is prided by the following supporters -- >>> good eveng. i'm rtin savidge. thanyou for joining us. it was jus what haiti nothe need. one of the most poweul aftershocks since the devastating earthqua that hit that country eight ds ago. today's aftershock had a magnude of 5.9. it rumbd through e ruined pital po-au-prince for 15 or 20uneasy econds. stephan bachenheimer of o german partner describes what it feltike. >> well, ioke up this mning just a minute or o after 6:00 because my bed was shaking. wh i woke up i heardalready people screamingoutside. all the people
. >>> tomorrow night in "obama: the world" we'll look at how america's first african-american president is dealing with the continent of africa. >>> finally tonight we take you to the middle east where á conflict is routinely part of the narrative.8 as you're about to see, that's true even of the most inconsequential stories. case in point, what's going on these days in abu ghosh, an ancient, mostly arab christian village in israel, less than ten miles from jerusalem. there the raging debate's not about the israel/palestinian conflict or iran, but chickpeas. specifically, who invented hummus, and who can produce the biggest batch of it. our report is by ben knight of abc australia. >> reporter: it's not that spicy. it's not that salty. in fact, almost doesn't really have much flavor at all. so why would anyone get this excited about making more than  four tons of chickpea dip? anywhere else in the world, they probably wouldn't. here in the middle east, hummus is a big deal. >> the hummus is in a way our national food. i can't call it delicacy, but it's for sure we can donate it to isr
undation, dedicated to promotg fiscal responsibility and addressi key economic challeng facing america's future. d additional funding is provid by the following supporters -- >>> goo evening, i'm martin savidg thanks foroining us. we'rgoing to shift gears tonight and retur to a subject the world was cussed on for much of last year, the gbal economy. the world bank is out with its predictions for the next yea on one hand the world says t economic cris is largely over and the global economy will verse course and return to growth this year by 7% overal but there were also some warnings, growth will probay owdown later this years the effects of stimulus spending decrease and for chna, there are signs of bubbles in that freied economy. china reported growth of 8.7% for 2009 and staggering 10.7% in the last quarter. we sta with the pspective from beijing where melissa kn of bay jireiji looked behind t numbers. >> reporter: once the tget was t, failure was simpl not an option. the country has not missed a sile gdp target this entire deca. the growth haseen drive by successful financi stimulus
challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. the magnitude of the loss of life and devastation from haiti's earthquake became more apparent today as the red cross estimated that 45 to 50,000 people were kied, and a growing international rescue effort struggled to save the injured from dying. eight organizations say as many as three million people, that is one third of haiti's population may be in need of help, injured or left homeless from the quake. and help is arriving from all over the world, food and water, heavy equipment, medical supplies. the airport in port-au-prince described as a humanitarian hub. president barack obama pledged $100 million today and he told the people of haiti they will not be forgotten. foreign rescue teams joined the search for people still trapped and possibly alive in the rubble, of tens of thousands of buildings. they're numbers are known and their time is running out. a short time ago, we spoke with laura blank of the
to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. thank you for joining us. it's been one week since the earthquake struck in haiti and life changed in an instant for millions of people. beyond the estimated 200,000 killed, another 250,000 were injured and 1.5 million are homeless. as much of haiti lies in ruins, the relief effort has picked up by it is still described as sluggish. there were long lines today as u.n. peacekeepers handed out food and water. aid workers have distributed more than 250,000 daily food rations, half from the u.s. military, but still far short of what is needed. margaret aguirre of the international medical corps told us about the patients in a hospital where her team is working? >> reporter: we're getting food and water to them but there's still no electricity or running water around the city. it has been very difficult to get them clean, potable water. but we have a lot of help from our partners and u.
, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with the global economy and news of the key economic barometer, unemployment. in this country, the government said today it held steady at 10% last month as moyers cut 85,000 jobs which was more than expected. the news was disappointing in europe. in the 16 countries that used the euro as their currency, the jobless wrought was also 10%. in this case, for the month of november, up from 9.9% in october. analysts say it could approach 11% by the end of the year. the highest unemployment rate was in latvia. 22.3%. followed by spain at 19.4 on the other side of the spectrum, the lowest unemployment rate was in the netherlands at 3.9%, followed by austria at 5.5%. as the global economy tries to recover, europe is important because five countries, germany, france, the united kingdom, italy and spain are among the world's top ten econ
flatten large areas of smellings. america's special ambassador to haiti made an otional promise to help. >> have been working in heartbreaking circumstances lik this f three decad now. what we ed now is food, ter, supplies for first a and shelter. we haveot to find out who's alive. weave to care f the people who ar dead. and to try to preserve them so their loved ones can idtify them. >> repter: the first international d is now starting to arrive in port-aprince. where thnumber of bodies to be covered and survivors t be help is still thought to run into tens of thousands. pauldavis,itv news. >>> now, let's get another view from a reporter on the ground i hait an extraordinary look at those who ve svived and thos who d not. their world's now merged. it comes to us through the eyes of sebasti walkerf al jazeera english who walked las night througthe streets of the catal of port-aprince. it is hard totake, b impossible toignore. >> reporter: as we dro through the seets, evidence of t damage the quake caed was everywhere. building after building, body after body men, women a especially chdr
responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we start off tonight with the war in afghanistan, and a conference in london that brought together high level officials, including foreign ministers from dozens of countries, to discuss afghanistan's future. the aim is to turn over security duties to afghan forces and turn at least some of the taliban from enemies to potential allies. in their final communication, the leaders agreed to start transferring security responsibiliti forces late this year, or early next year. president hamid karzai said that training the afghans could take five to ten years. and that foreign troops might be needed for 15 years. in tonight's lead focus, we're going to hr about another key component of the emerging afghanistan strategy. from london, chris ship of itn tells us about the newly devised plan to win over the taliban by buying their support. >> reporter: it is easy to be cynical about the conf
and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge, thanks for joining us. we're going to shift gears tonight and return to a subject the world was focussed on for much of last year, the global economy. the world bank is out with its predictions for the next year. on one hand the world says the economic crisis is largely over and the global economy will reverse course and return to growth this year by 2.7% overall. but there we also some warnings, growth will probably slowdown later this year as the effects of stimulus spending decrease. and for china, there are signs of bubbles in that frenzied economy. china reported growth of 8.7% for 2009, and staggering growth of 10.7% in the last quarter. we start with the prospective from beijing where melissa khan of beijing looked behind the numbers. >> reporter: china has said it would achieve 8% growth this year, and in fact it has achieved 8% growth. once the target was set, failure was simply not an option. the country ha
the subtlyo recognize tha america is not pular in yemen but we need the wisdom to uerstand thatur assistance in th form of not just military intligence and counr terroris but aual foreign assistance hasone up and down in yemen. nd i think now y're going t se an efforto put together internationally a packagehat says, okay. can we help theemen goverent win back some of the supprt of its ople? avowed an ilosion in the rebellion in the nth and the difficulties they're havingn the south. can weut together a combination of what president obama has said all the tools, diploma, economics, foreign assistance ands, intelligence perations. and probably some al military to military assistce. all. these things need to be done if we're notoing to have a situation seral months or a year from now where another attack occurs in is country and peop do what they did in the case offghanistan a inted back to a hoe indicatio that we ok our eye off the ball. >> aga the fact is the fellow who was involve in this was n from yen. he was fr nigeria. you knowhat some of the ading operatives there, whatever they call th
swisher of al jazeera english. >> haiti is already among the poorest nations in the americas, a country seemingly cursed by disaster, both natural and manmade. it was battered by hurricanes ike and hanna in 2008, leaving scores of dead and injured. it still had not recovered when this latest horror struck. 70% of haiti's population lives on less than $2 a day and half of its estimated 9 million people are unemployed. the food and agricultural organization has designated haiti as one of the world's most economically vulnerable countries. food shortages already affect about a quarter of haiti's population with women and children the worst affected. the worldgram feeds more than half a million haitian school children, providing them with what is only their only meal of the day. but serious earthquakes are relatively rare and the ç country's ill-equipped to cope. this is the worst quake to hit haiti in more than 200 years. it's not just natural disasters that have wreaked havoc in haiti. the country suffers from a hard-core gang culture. and while there have been some successes in keeping
economic challenges cing america's future anadditional funding is provided bthe following supporters -- >>> good evening welcome to "worlocus." i'm daljithaliwal in new york. although the united stes still ha more than 100,000 tros in iraq briin's involvement ended last year whenhe cotry with drew its forces. but for britain, the emotional cost of the war continues, especially for the families of 179 british troops who were killed in iraq. the families we among those paying close aention today as the former brish prime minister, tony blair, mounted a strong defensef every dcision hemade as he led briin io the war. the settin wa britain's most wide ranging investation into the conflict. and it brought bck all of the issues and justifications of e war. the september 1 attacks. the purported weapons of mass destruction. e brutal leadership of saddam hussein and his use of chemil weapons. in tonight's lead focus, defendg the war in iraq. lucy manning of our british partner itn watched as passions ran high, both inside and outside the hearing. >> reporte they call him a war criminal. they
to promong fiscal responsibility and addressin key economic challens facing america's future. and addition funding is provided by e following supporters -- >>> good ening. welcome toworldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in nework. for more than o weeks, the ited states has been focused on the terro threat fr yemen following t christmas day bombing aempt on a.s. tliner. but tonight, the war in afghanisn is back a the centerf the news,nd the news isot good. six no troops including three americans were killed today. making it the deadliest day for the exnding iernational force intwo months. a u.s. military spokesman said that the amecans died durng the patl in sohern afghanista as the u. troop sge ntinues in afghistan, the top american commander says he believes t larger force is tuing the tide again the taliban. buafghanistan is also becoming ineasinglydeadly. today'losses brought to a least te the number of.s. trps killed theresoar this year. anverage of almost one service memb each day. for more about t situation in afghanistan,e are joined once again tonight by the noted nationalecurity analys
fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with the issue of terrorism and the escalating battle against it in yemen. shortly after the attempted bombing of the u.s. jetliner on christmas day, the british government called an international meeting on yemen where the suspected bomber is thought to have received his training. that conference was held today k in london with officials from yemen and about 20 other countries. there seem to be broad agreement that yemen needs help in fighting the root causes of terrorism, economic, social and political. at the same time, the secretary of state hillary clinton challenged the leaders. >> the government of yemen must do more. this must be a partnership if it is to have a successful outcome. >> in fact they are promising economic and political reform. in advance of the london meeting, some of yemen's important tribal leaders met and voiced strong resistance to foreign m
fiscal sponsibility and addressing y economic challenges facing america's future and additional fding is providedy the following pporters -- >>> gooevening. welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with a key issue of intelligence gathering in afghanistan one weekfter a scide bomber and informant tned killer blew himsel up, kiing seven cia officers d his jordanian handle order a remote base in easterafghanistan. it was a costly a damang intelligence failure. there is a much broader inteigence problem. cording to a new report by the highest ranking military telligence officer in afghanistan. american major general chael flynn says th there is too chemphasis on collecting information aime at capturing and killing insurgents, d not enoughn gathering basic informion. flynnays american ielligence officials in afghanista are ignorant of local economi and land wners, hazy about o the por brokers are, and how they might be fluenced. and disengaged when people in th bestosition to find answers. information like this, hesays, admittedly offers few clues about w
onomic challenges facing america's futu. and additional funng is provided bthe following suorters -- > gd evening. i'm edie magnus. daljit dhaliwal is o toght. we begin in afghanistan and wt appes to be growing momentum for bringing the taliban into that country's political process. as the united statesnd its allies fight an creasingly toh war against the taliban, there is also new talk of reaching o to elements of the group with t aim o reaching a polical settlement on. thursday, an international conference i london will explore ys ofdoing just that. as well as a framework for transferng security respsibility to the afghans. the iss is also being discussed in a smaller meeting he today in istanbul wit the president of afghanian, pakistan and turkey. hamid kaai of afghanistan spoke after themeeting. >> those talin who are n part of al qaeda are other terrorist nworks are welcome to come bac to eir country, lay down arms, and resume life. >> as for th war and the surge of american troops, the u. coander, general stdly mcchrystal, says i an interview published toy in btain's fincial times,
economic challenges fing america's future. d additional prided by the following supporte -- >>> goodevening, welcome to "worldfocus." i'm daljit dhaliwal in new yk. we srt off tonight discussing ghanistan's future. the aim is to turn over security duties to afghan forces a turn at least som of the taliban from enemies to potential alli. in their final communition,ed aders agre to start transferring secity responsibilities to afgn foes late this year, or eay next year. presidentamid karzaiaid that training the afghans could take five to ten years. and th foreign troops mht b needed for 15 years. in tonight's lead focu we're going to hear about another key component of the emerging afghanistastrategy from london, chrisship of tn tells us about the newly devised plan to win overhe taliban by buying their support. >> reporter: it is easy be cynical abou the conferencin ghanista afghanistan. but 60 countries areere today, workinon an international plan to end theruelingonflict which has been dragging on for ne years. for thfirst time the world's military and dipmat eliteare preparing ahigh-risk
%. then other places in the world, the americas, africa, certainly other parts of asia are like the situation. in real. there's too much forest being lost. >> exactly how does it cause climate change? >> forests are what we call carbon sinks because of this marvelous process scientists call photosynthesis. plants take carbon dioxide out of the air in order to produce sugars. so carbon dioxide is absorbed by plants and then when plants die, the carbon is stored in the peat and the soil. it actually reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in the air so that's a contribution. >> so in what other ways would you say that the forest is important, critical, if you like, for the environment? >> i would almost say that the forests -- the even more disturbing factor here is the loss of forest because of the biodiversity that they're the home of. in other words, forests are the kingdoms of biodiversity. all these systems that are working together in ecosystems. and they are not only important for driving the functions of the natural world but they're sources of food, of medine and natural resources. so by
challeng facing america's future. and additional funding is proved by the following supporters -- >>> hello and good eveni. i'm daljit dhaliwal,welcome to rldfocus. ogress has been slow and there haat times been considerable tension between the united states and israel. still a year later, mitchel said last night there had been movement toward a resumption of lks. >> there i i believe, a strong feeling that the ti has come for negotiations begin. we're getting a lot of encouragement i that regard. >> mitchl says he will be going back tthe region in the next few days. and secretary of stateillary clinton to meet torrow with officials from rdan and egypt. if you listen to the israel and palestinian leadership, the time is rit to start talng again. both palesnian president mahmoud abbas and benjamin netanyahu met rently with the egyptian vice president hosni mubarak and bo sound positive afterwards. >> i just came fr gypt, and am encouraged. i expect and hope to see such a readiness from t palestinian thority. it is ti to move the pea procs forward. >> weave no objeion to negotiions or meeti
america's future. d additional funding is providedy the following pporters -- >>> good evenin welcomto "worldfos." i'm daljit dhaliwal in n york. the ot to blow up a u.s. jetlinern christmas continues to reverberate toyn this country and far beyond. president obama met with high ranking officials in his administraon, charged with reviewing airline paengers screening and the tror watc list system. the nigerian suspect was on a flight from amsterdam and dutch prosecutors said tod that he raised no spicion before getting onhat flight, and had undergone a secury interview and check before boarding. the decisi in tt process i why there is a growing interest of use in fullody an equipment at might have detected thexplosives that he was carrying. this week, th european union ll discuss thescans, along with relatedealth andrivacy issues. and that is our ld foc tonight. stting with the reportfrom our german partn, deutsche vela. it is quick and ey. it sees through clothing to check f hiddenobjects. until the decembe bomb plot, concernsver costs and privacy had prented widesprd use of e snners.
.s. state departme when the wall came down. he later became america's ambassadoro pond, and he joins us frowashingtond.c. thank you ve much for being th us. >> thank you for having me. so we just w lech walesa in rlin today. how much do you think e movemeed in poland in the early 1980s, the solidaty movement out of the gdansk shipyard, contributed to the fall of the berlin wal enormously. wiout solidarit they would not have been a fl of the berlin wall. the poleshowed the way a lech walesa a his chief associates we the right people at the rht time. by this time 20 yars ago, it was ready a solidarity-led government in poland, and at gornment showed what was possible thayear. they werthe people carrying the torchat the hea >> some also sayhat the former president, ronald reagan' hardline stance towards th- sovietnion in that famous speech he gavein germany at e brandenburg gatedemanding that the wall be rn down was critic to what happed. do youagree? >> partly. presiden reagan s right about th nature of commusm and the evil empirend right that i was doomed in thface of democrac but t cred
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when the wall came down. he later became america's ambassador to poland, and he joins us from washington, d.c. thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> so we just saw lech walesa in berlin today. how much do you think the movement he led in poland in the early 1980s, the solidarity movement out of the gdansk shipyard, contributed to the fall of the berlin wall? >> enormously. without solidarity, they would not have been a fall of the berlin wall. the poles showed the way and lech walesa and his chief associates were the right people at the right time. by this time 20 years ago, it was already a solidarity-led government in poland, and that government showed what was possible that year. they were the people carrying the torch at the head. >> some also say that the former president, ronald reagan's hardline stance towards the9- soviet union in that famous speech he gave in germany at the brandenburg gate demanding that the wall be torn down was critical to what happened. do you agree? >> partly. president reagan was right about the nature of communis
america's futu. and additional funding is provided bthe following supporters -- >>> good eveng. i'm main vidge. thanyou for joining us. it's been ten days since e eartuake in haiti and today miraculously, a 69-yearld womanas pulledlive from the rubble. increasing, the focuis on recoveringhe dead an improving nditions for the many hundreds of thousands just trying to get by ficials say that 2,000 pele have left the rned capital of pt-au-prince, reversin dcades of those coming intthe state oicial there a plan for 400,000 people to move them from camps to safer ten cities on the outskirts of portu-pnce. work h already begun in that effort tonight haiti is a land of contrast. still lots of chaos wit some signs that life is rurning to normal. th's where we'll begin with the lead focus. rob reynds of ajazeera glish has been observing thes contras on the streets of port-au-prince. >> reporter: survivaof the strongest. people fight over food and coing supplieseing handed t on a port-au-princetreet by the chaty world vision. there e no pice no, under troops no,.s. marines here to provid security
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